17 Jun 2019

How can Courts and Tribunals help to minimise climate change

As part of the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn this month, Stephen Hockman QC will be chairing a session entitled ‘How can Courts and Tribunals help to minimise climate change’. Speakers will discuss the role of the national and international courts and tribunals in the

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04 Jun 2019

Environmental Audit Committee raises concerns over draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill

In an article for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger discusses the Environmental Audit Committee’s report following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill. To access the full-text of this article click here This article was first published on

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01 May 2019

Stephen Hockman QC ranked in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal

Stephen Hockman QC has been included in the Who’s Who Legal (WWL) UK Bar rankings within the Environment sector, and in the most highly regarded top two out of twenty four silks recognised for their expertise in representing public and private sector clients in a range of planning, environmental

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01 Apr 2019

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in Planning Law Survey 2019

Members of Six Pump Court have been included in the rankings of the most highly regarded planning barristers published in the 22nd edition of the Planning Law Survey. Anne Williams and Mark Beard have been ranked in the list of top rated planning juniors.

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25 Feb 2019

Reduction in fine for waste company

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a waste company in its appeal against a sentenced imposed on it in respect of depositing waste without a permit. The fine originally imposed was reduced by 62%. Stuart argued that the court below had incorrectly categorised the offence as falling with the

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01 Feb 2019

Clean air strategy 2019—raising difficult expectations?

In an article for Lexis PSL, William Upton considers the key features and future impact of the government’s clean air strategy 2019. To view the full text of the article click here This article was first published on Lexis®PSL on 31 January 2019. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.

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18 Jan 2019

Stuart Jessop successfully represents Wembley parking company at planning inquiry

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented Stadium Centre Management Ltd (SCM Ltd) in its appeal under section 174 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against two enforcement notices served in respect of the Stadium Business Centre (SBC). SBC is a commercial estate comprising 26 industrial type

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10 Jan 2019

William Upton to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Chambers is delighted to announce that William Upton is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. William will be formally appointed as Queen’s Counsel on Monday 11th March 2019.

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04 Dec 2018

Megan Thomas nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Megan Thomas has been nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 2019 UK Bar Awards. The winners will be announced on 3rd January and celebrated at an Awards evening on 6th February 2019 in London.

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03 Dec 2018

Anne Williams represents London Borough in a National Planning Policy test case

Anne Williams appeared at a planning inquiry in October 2018 on behalf of the London Borough of Islington appealing against a refusal of planning permission for a key residential development in Tollington Park. This was the first case in this authority to test the new advice on design and

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30 Nov 2018

Maidstone Borough Council challenge their Highway Authority over diversion of funds away from a bus lane to town centre

Stephen Hockman QC and Megan Thomas have obtained permission for judicial review of a highway authority which has made a decision to divert monies collected for road widening under section 106 undertakings to use for a feasibility study for a potential bypass. Maidstone Borough Council is

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21 Nov 2018

Planning 2020 – the Raynsford Review

The final report of the Raynsford Review of Planning in England was launched on 20 November by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). William Upton  is a member of the Review Task Force. For those who are understandably tired of changes to the system, the key message of the Review is

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02 Nov 2018

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide. Barristers at Six Pump Court received 40 individual rankings across twelve practice areas. In this new

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30 Oct 2018

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2019

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2019 with 59 individual recommendations. This year there were  additional individual recommendations, as well as set rankings in Crime, Consumer, Environment, Health & Safety and Planning. In this new edition,

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09 Oct 2018

Anne Williams acts in planning appeal considering proposed residential development in light of new NPPF advice

Anne Williams will represent the London Borough of Islington in an upcoming planning appeal relating to a proposed residential development in the Tollington Park Conservation Area. The key issues are heritage, design and the provision of affordable housing in the light of the Advice in the new

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17 Sep 2018

The Brexit White Paper and environmental considerations

In this article for LexisPSL Public Law, Christopher Badger examines the UK’s Brexit White Paper and asks whether some of the key environmental provisions and considerations go far enough. To view the article click here This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Public Law on 28 August

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07 Sep 2018

Six Pump Court shortlisted for three awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for awards in the following categories of the Chambers Bar Awards 2018: Health & Safety Set of the Year Environment/Planning Set of the Year Environment/Planning Junior of the Year: Mark Beard The winners will be announced at the

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24 Jul 2018

Planning Bar 2018-19

Megan Thomas has been elected Secretary of the Planning Environment Local Government Bar Association (“PEBA”) for the coming year, at the recent AGM. Andrew Tait QC and Paul Brown QC were re-elected in their roles as Chairman and Vice Chairman. The previous Secretary, William Upton, has

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06 Jul 2018

Nuisance from barbecues

A settlement in the nuisance claim brought by Highbury Fields residents in Highbury Magistrates’ Court over barbecuing in the Fields has been reached. Local residents had instructed William Upton and Richard Buxton Environmental & Public Law to help bring a case in statutory nuisance against

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02 Jul 2018

Court of Appeal ruling on the meaning of the term “recovery”

Neal Soil Suppliers Limited & Others v Natural Resources Wales [2017] EWCA Crim 645 involved an appeal arising from a Crown Court ruling in the course of a preparatory hearing in relation to the meaning of the term “recovery”. The Appellant held an environmental permit enabling it to

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29 Jun 2018

New monthly audio environmental law news podcast

The latest update in our series of monthly environmental law updates (in association with LexisPSL) now comes as a free audio podcast. The new format allows listeners to catch-up on the latest news ‘on-the-go’ and provides a usefully succinct round-up of the month’s environmental law

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25 May 2018

Anne Williams to speak at Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law

Anne Williams will be speaking at this weekend's Regulatory Issues in Property Law Conference 2018 hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Property Law (CCPL). Anne will present a session on the Draft Revised National Planning Policy Framework. The conference will bring together property law

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18 May 2018

Giles Atkinson represents successful applicant in planning enforcement prosecution

Successful application under POCA section 22 to reconsider available amount following prosecution for breach of planning enforcement notices. Giles Atkinson successfully argued in making an application under section 22 POCA 2002 (reconsideration of available amount) on behalf of the prosecuting

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20 Apr 2018

Can highway land become a Village Green?

Lawyers are encouraged never to say never on broad points of legal principle. William Upton has just completed a village green public inquiry where the applicant disputed the status of the land as highway verge, and also argued that any highway use would not be incompatible with it being a village

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13 Apr 2018

Spring Statement 2018 - tackling the plastic problem

In a recent interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers the government’s recent call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to tackle single-use plastic waste. To view the article click here This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Environmental on 29 March 2018.

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